§ 7 and 8. Mr. Woof
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much has been paid in the last 10 years in compensation to German farmers for damaging their crops, lands and stock during British Army of the Rhine exercises;
(2) how much has been paid in compensation in the last 10 years to German civilians in settlement of claims arising from the presence of the British Army of the Rhine.
§ Mr. Boyden
In the ten years ending 31st December, 1966, the total sum paid by the Ministry of Defence was about £5,650,000. This includes a figure of £2,100,000 in respect of loss or damage sustained during training or manoeuvres.
I regret that separate records of compensation to farmers are not maintained.